PIA07237: 'Islands' on a Dark Plain


‘Islands’ on a Dark Plain

Caption:

A single image from the Huygens Descent Imager/ Spectral Radiometer (DISR) instrument of a dark plain area on Titan, seen during descent to the landing site, that indicates flow around bright 'islands.' The areas below and above the bright islands may be at different elevations.

The Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer is one of two NASA instruments on the probe.

Background Info:

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the Cassini-Huygens mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The Descent Imager/Spectral team is based at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit, http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov . For more information about the Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer visit http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/~kholso/ .

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Titan
System Saturn
Target Type Satellite
Mission Cassini-Huygens
Instrument Host Huygens Probe Cassini Orbiter
Host Type Probe Lander, Orbiter
Instrument Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer (DISR)
Detector
Extra Keywords Grayscale
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2005-01-21
Date in Caption
Image Credit NASA/JPL/ESA/University of Arizona
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA07237
Identifier PIA07237